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I Just Built This Computer! Now Problems! Help!

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#1 minicooper21921


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Posted 25 March 2007 - 10:51 PM

:thumbsup: I Just Built this computer like 3 days ago. I started it up for the first time and i couldnt get it to run... So i messed with the cord in the back and it then ran. Well I got windows installed and all that.. and I went to bed and the next morning i woke up and the computer was off. So I restarted it and it did ok as if i had normally shut it down. And then again, It just shut down like 4-5 hours into the session. I figured then I had to replace the power supply... Then before i went to replace it this is really when it started messing up. It would start up and run for like 10 min. then five... So I replaced the power supply! After replacing it, It now still acts up! It runs for a mear 5 seconds and then cuts off. Every time... I have checked the heat sink and i applied the thermal stuff on there correctly, made sure the heat sink was applied correctly, made sure that there are no plugs that have come out, I have checked and over checked it all over. If anyone would please help me with this. I am in a desporate need for some help! Thanks Ryan

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Posted 25 March 2007 - 11:47 PM

So i messed with the cord in the back

Maybe your cord is bad, it happens. Try replacing the cord and see if that helps.. :thumbsup:
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Posted 26 March 2007 - 10:18 AM

I don't think the cord would cause this, a cord with 110V making and breaking connection under a load is going to make some noises if not smoke. It does sound like a heat issue which you have already looked at, what do the temperatures look like?

There are two other things that you should do with a fresh build, defrag the hdd after installing it as the installation leaves lots of fragmented spaces, and clear the CMOS. I don't believe defragging is going to make any changes in your situation, but clearing the CMOS may.

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 10:27 AM

If you can get the machine to stay conscious long enough, look at the event viewer for any errors/warnings.

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 10:28 AM

do you have a cpu fan and heat gel on it.

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 05:36 PM

Would it be a safe bet to assume you are running Windows XP? Ya see Windows XP doesn't have blue screens (yes that is one of it's features) because the smarties at M$ decided to just restart the PC and log the problem instead of just displaying it. To disable Automaticaly restart on error; Right click My computer, click the advanced tab, click startup and recovery, un-tick Automatically restart. Now you should receive a BSOD with a stop code that will help a lot.

I could be wrong but I have a feeling this is what is happening, it is blue screening but you don't see it cause it restarts the PC about 1/2 a second after the BSOD. Thanks M$.

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